03.29.16

She’s one of Hollywood’s most talented and versatile actresses. And yet Jessica Chastain has revealed she has personally been the victim of sexism in Hollywood and has sometimes felt like a ‘sexual object’ as the only woman on set.

The 39-year-old star gave a frank interview in the pages of NET-A-PORTER’s new Summer edition, posing with a baby kangaroo in the accompanying high fashion shoot.

Discussing her passion for gender equality, Jessica said: ‘When you have both genders represented, then you have a healthier point of view. ‘You don’t feel a hierarchy; you don’t have anyone feeling like they are being left out or bullied or humiliated. Sometimes, being the only girl on a set, you can feel like a sexual object.’

Jessica also opened up about her desire to retain a sense of normalcy despite her fame, with her illustrious career spawning countless awards including a Golden Globe and a SAG Award.

‘I’ve never dated anyone famous. I had time before this happened to really watch the industry’, she said.

The NET-A-PORTER Summer issue exudes the season’s eclectic and free-spirited nature, inviting color, embellishment and print onto the pages and into daily life.

To see the full interview with Jessica Chastain, buy the latest issue of PORTER, on sale globally on Friday April 1.

Also available as a digital edition or go to www.portersubscription.com/portersub.